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"These essays, which appeared, with two exceptions, in the Cornhill magazine, 1904, have been revised, and some alterations, corrections, and additions have been made in them."-Pref
The case of Elizabeth Canning.--The murder of Escovedo.--The Campden mystery.--The case of Allan Breck.--The cardinal's necklace.--The mystery of Kaspar Hauser, the child of Europe.--The Gowrie conspiracy.--The strange case of Daniel Dunglas Home.--The case of Captain Green.--Queen Oglethorpe (in collaboration with Miss Alice Shield)--The Chevalier d'Éon.--Saint-Germain the deathless.--The mystery of the kirks.--The end of Jeanne de la Motte
October 29, 2014 Subject:
Mysterious but not that interesting
A few of the chapters in the book cover topics that remain (in)famous enough to have Wikipedia entries, such as Elizabeth Canning, Saint-Germain, and Kaspar Hauser. However, most of them are fairly trivial matters or too far removed to be that interesting.
On the plus side, the author is often sceptical, and the writing is mostly still understandable and easily read. The quality of the digital copy is also very good.